Struck by Lightning
Struck by Lightning (2013)

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer, "Glee") was on a path to greatness, when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 21, 2013
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28%
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Colfer is still very young, but he needs to learn that "snide" is not a point of view.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Except for Ms. Janney's monstrous mother and an Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother (Polly Bergen), "Struck by Lightning" gives its characters no dimension.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A sincere rather than charming or laugh-out-loud movie-and tonally, one of the latter would have made it work much better. It's also too serious-one wants more outrageousness-because that's what the fun little premise promises but doesn't quite deliver.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Ultimately, it all portends a much brighter future for Colfer than for Carson.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

There isn't much to say about Struck by Lightning, except that it's one of those interchangeable teen movies that lands in theaters in early January, the morgue for films nobody knows what to do with.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

This is a highly confused film that doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to be.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

If only "Struck by Lightning" had a sharper, stronger perspective, it might have made more of its conceit.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In his screenwriting debut, Glee's gifted Chris Colfer, 22, proves he can lace a line with sass and soul.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Likeable, frequently funny comedy enlivened by snappy dialogue and strong performances from a superb comic cast, though the overall plot is weak and the opening conceit referenced in the title fails to convey any dramatic or emotional weight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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I guess I was expecting the movie to be funny considering it listed as a comedy. Instead what I got was a quite dark and depressing film about a boy desperately… More
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I really enjoyed this. I thought it was really funny but also poignant. I liked the message in their about staying true to yourself and how it's important… More
Sylvester Kuo
A filmed filled with failed one-liners and bad acting and horrendous camera work. The film had so much potential with the star-studded cast, but the horrible… More